“The Deeps” from The Valley of Vision

LORD JESUS, Give me a deeper repentance, a horror of sin, a dread of its approach; Help me chastely to flee it, and jealously to resolve that my heart shall be thine alone. Give me a deeper trust, that I may lose myself to find myself in thee, the ground of my rest, the spring…

The Happiest People in the World

“The happiest people in this world are those who make the Bible the rule of their lives. They read their Bibles often. They believe what the Bible says. They love that Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks. They try to obey what the Bible commands. None are so happy as these people. They…

The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis

Quotes from The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis: “When a man beginneth to grow lukewarm, then he is afraid of a little labor, and willingly receiveth external comfort. But when he once beginneth to overcome himself perfectly, and to walk manfully in the way of God, then he esteemeth those things to be…

The Enemy and Love

There is nothing so contrary to the nature of the devil as love, for he is a spirit who is full of malice. . . . The devil understands many things, but there is nothing that he would make such bungling work at as imitating the true, divine, holy, humble love of a true saint….

Prepared by Job

July 30, 2009: I must question if my recent studies of Job are to prepare me for some deep pain ahead. Yet I do not walk in fear of the pain, but I pray, Lord, that Your will would be done, that I would delight in Your ways, whatever that may be – and most of all, I want the blessing of knowing You in a greater way as I experience pain more deeply.

Great C.S. Lewis Quote

“The moment you have a self at all, there is a possibility of putting yourself first—wanting to be the centre—wanting to be God, in fact. That was the sin of Satan: and that was the sin he taught the human race. Some people think the fall of man had something to do with sex, but…

Thoughts

1. The Three “Who’s” of our Ecstatic Position Pastor Dave Nelson, of CROSS Purposes has given a wonderful outline which reminds that nothing can separate us from the love of God, for it is both God who justifies and God who condemns. 2. Devotional Christian I don’t know if you like using a devotional in…

Treasures of the Darkness

“And I will give thee the treasures of darkness…that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.” (Isaiah 45:3) The darkness that pervaded Judah and Jerusalem at the time of Isaiah’s prophecies was heavy. But the message of Isaiah rang out with hope that the dark is always darkest right before the dawn. It would get blacker, the future would be even more dismal, but then, amidst the darkness, the Messiah would burst forth in glorious light, bringing redemption and salvation.